Dominique Fishback
Talks & Workshops
Virtual Class Visit

Actress Dominique Fishback

with Dr. Shamell Bell
February 24

Listen in as this guest lecturer and acclaimed actress ("Judas and the Black Messiah", "The Hate U Give") visits a joint session of "Collective Freedom Dreaming" with student organizers from Dr. Bell's Dartmouth and Harvard classes.

20/21 Public Talk

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Dominique will engage with the students around her artistic work which ranges from fiction to spoken word poetry to her roles in film and television.

This event is private to Dr. Bell's students but will be broadcast live on YouTube so viewers can participate via the chat function. The viewing audience will be invited into the class for the last 15 minutes of the event.


Judas and the Black Messiah
Judas and the Black Messiah

About the Artist

Dominique Fishback is a multi-hyphenate talent whose work has established her as an actress, spoken word poet and writer on the rise.

Alongside Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield, Fishback stars in the critically acclaimed Judas and the Black Messiah. Based on true events, the story centers on Fred Hampton (Kaluuya), Chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party, and William O'Neal (Stanfield), the undercover FBI informant whose betrayal led to Hampton's assassination. Fishback gives a breakout performance as Deborah Johnson, a fellow Black Panther member, Hampton's girlfriend and mother of his child. The film is currently in theaters and available on HBO Max. Dominique talks to The New York Times about her Black Panther love story.
Last year Fishback co-starred in the Netflix Original superhero film Project Power with Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Other film projects include the HBO series The Deuce opposite James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal and 2018's award-winning The Hate U Give

Fishback is also a skilled spoken word poet and playwright. Subverted, her 90-minute, one-woman spoken word poetry performance debuted Off-Off-Broadway in 2014 to rave reviews. Written as her senior thesis, the production explored Black identity and existence in a system rooted in inequality from 20 different viewpoints and garnered Fishback a New York Innovative Theatre Award nomination for 'Outstanding Solo Performance'. 

Fishback was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, where she currently resides. 

This event is presented in partnership with the Theater, Dance & Media concentration at Harvard University. Additional campus support from African and African American Studies, the Film and Media Studies Department and the Leslie Center for the Humanities.

This event occurred as part of the 20/21 Public Talk season. This is an archived view.

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